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Mark Carrington [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 11 Jul 1815 in Geneseo, Genesee Co., NY. He died on 3 Jan 1894 in Harbor Beach, MI. He was buried in Rock Falls Cemetery, Port Austin, MI. He married Rhoda Ann Butler on 25 Oct 1838 in Burchville, MI. Mark was born 3 on 11 Jul 1815 in Geneseo, Genesee Co, NY. He resided 4 in 1880 in Port Austin, Huron, Michigan, United States. He resided in , , Michigan; Residence: Candidate for the State Legislatur.

Occupation:Cooper Lumberman, merchant & salt producer. Delegate to the National Democratic Convention that nominated General Hancock.
1860 Living in Sanilac, Sanilac County, Michigan
Harbor Beach was formerly, Sand Beach

The following was taken from the book, Portrait and Biographical Album of Huron County (Michigan), Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1884.Mark Carrington, whose name is inseparable from the history of the development of the earliest lumber interests of the Huron peninsula, is a member of the business house of T. Winsor & Co., merchants and salt producers at Port Austin. He has been a resident of this section of Michigan since 1830, when his father, Joel Carrington, removed from St. Clair to Sanilac County.The latter was of English parentage and a native of Connecticut. He settled later in the State of New York, whence he removed to Ohio in the winter of 1816-7. They passed through Rochester, N Y., at a period when the buildings of the now peerless city of the Genesee Valley consisted of only two log structures of the humblest kind, one of them being utilized as a hotel. The transit was made with an ox team and sled; the mother, being overcome by fatigue from the long journey, died on the way. The family located 16 miles south of Cleveland, on a farm in the township of Hinckley, removing thence in May, 1830, by the steamer "Superior" of "Lake Superior" to St.Clair Co., Mich., landing there June 1, where they resided but a short time. The elder Carrington leased a water-power saw-mill on Black River, belonging to Thomas H. Knapp, of Detroit, and conducted it two years. He then came to Birchville and leased a saw-mill, which he continued to manage the same length of time, removing thence to Lexington, where he bought 200 acres of Government land, opened a farm and made shingles and fished until 1840. In that year he went to one of the Fox Islands, belonging to the Manitou group, where he spent a year fishing. He went next to Bailey's Harbor, where he was occupied some time in farming and getting out cedar posts and timber, which he shipped to Chicago. In 1863 he moved to Sand Beach, where he died in 1865. He was three times married, Mr. Carrington of this sketch being the only child of the first marriage.The latter was born July 11, 1815, in the village of Geneseo, Genesee Co., N.Y. and accompanied his parents in their various removals until his marriage, which took place in 1838, being a resident of Lexington, where he was engaged in the business of coopering. In 1850 he commenced locating pine lands in the interest of non-residents, which branch of business he continued until 1854, when he began to operate in the same direction in his own behalf, and selected 1,200 acres of valuable territory.

Portrait and Biographical Album, of Huron County, 1884

Mark Carrington, whose name is inseparable from the history of thedevelopment of the earliest lumber interests of the Huron peninsula, isa member of the business house of T. Winsor & Co., merchants and saltproducers at Port Austin. He has been a resident of this section ofMichigan since 1830, when his father, Joel Carrington, removed from St.Clair to Sanilac County.
The latter was of English parentage and a native of Connecticut. Hesettled later in the State of New York, whence he removed to Ohio in thewinter of 1816-7. They passed through Rochester, N Y., at a period whenthe buildings of the now peerless city of the Genesee Valley consisted ofonly two log structures of the humblest kind, one of them being utilizedas a hotel. The transit was made with an ox team and sled; the mother,being overcome by fatigue from the long journey, died on the way. Thefamily located 16 miles south of Cleveland, on a farm in the township ofHinckley, removing thence in May, 1830, by the steamer "Superior" of"Lake Superior" to St.Clair Co., Mich., landing there June 1, where theyresided but a short time. The elder Carrington leased a water-powersaw-mill on Black River, belonging to Thomas H. Knapp, of Detroit, andconducted it two years. He then came to Birchville and leased asaw-mill, which he continued to manage the same length of time, removingthence to Lexington, where he bought 200 acres of Government land, openeda farm and made shingles and fished until 1840. In that year he went toone of the Fox Islands, belonging to the Manitou group, where he spent ayear fishing. He went next to Bailey's Harbor, where he was occupiedsome time in farming and getting out dedar posts and timber, which heshipped to Chicago. In 1863 he moved to Sand Beach, where he died in1865. He was three times married, Mr. Carrington of this sketch beingthe only child of the first marriage.
The latter was born July 11, 1815, in the village of Geneseo,Genesee Co., N.Y. and accompanied his parents in their various removalsuntil his marriage, which took place in 1838, being a resident ofLexington, where he was engaged in the business of coopering. In 1850 hecommenced locating pine lands in the interest of non-residents, whichbranch of business he continued until 1854, when he began to operate inthe same direction in his own behalf, and selected 1,200 acres ofvaluable territory.

Subj: Re: Huron_County_
Date: 1/3/00 10:44:23 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: DMHEBNER
To: Ctcbholmes

Cornelia,

I have indeed heard of Mark Carrington as he was an early settler in thisarea (St. Clair Co., Sanilac Co. and Huron Co.). I don't know if I willbe able to find any info that you don't already have on this family, butI will try to find something that will help you.

The following is from a collection of Dale Burley, a local (Harbor Beacharea) historian who compiled charts from the local newspapers. Mr.Burley has since passed away, but I have a copy of some of his work. Hehas a chart for Joel Carrington with the following info:

Joel CARRINGTON, born between 1787 & 1791 in Connecticut; died May 12,1865 in Harbor Beach Mich., buried in Rock Falls Cemetery in Harbor Beach.
Married 1st in 1814 to "name unknown". His wife was born about 1795 and died 1816-17 in Genesee Co., N.Y.
Married 2nd in 1817 to "Almyra". No further data listed for her.
Married 3rd to "Nancy". No further data listed for her.
Children by 1st wife: Mark born Jul 11, 1815 in Genesee Co., N.Y.;married Rhoda BUTLER; died Jan 3, 1894 (? last digit missing)
Children by 2nd wife: Barintha born 1818 in Ohio; married Thompson Ashby.
Children by 3rd wife:
(1) Miles born Mar 16, 1822 in Ohio; married Harriet BUTLER; died May 11,1897 in WIsconsin.
(2) Lydia born 1828 in Ohio; married Darius GRIFFIN.
(3) James born 1834 in St. Clair Co. Mich.
(possibly 2 daughters).

There is also a 2-page history and chart for Mark Carrington. I presumethe history part was excerpted from the Huron County Portrait and Bio.book. He lists the following as children of Mark: Erwin E., Julius M.,Miriam A., Nettie, Evelyn A., Ida A., Gertrude A., Roscoe E.

If you believe some of the children stayed in the area, I have the HuronCounty marriages from 1867 thru 1925. I also have cemetery records thatthe Huron County Genealogical Society has recorded, the 1890 and 1904plat maps, the naturalization index, some deaths and births, 1919directory, some early land records, etc. Let me know if they were in thearea and I'd be glad to do more lookups for you.

I hope to hear from you again.....Diana M. Hebner

from the St. Clair County Michigan marriage records:
marriage date: 25 Oct 1838
groom: Mark CARRINGTON, age 23 of Lexington
bride: Rhoda Ann BUTLER, age 16, of Lexington
witnesses: Chauncey Dond (?) and Joseph B. Comstock
official: R.B. Diamond, J.P.

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Message #1346 Friday, July 28, 2000
Subject: Additional information from Book

Posted by: Nancy Dalle
Message: Page 24: This was the year that "Mark Carrington's Almanac"gained nororiety with its predictin of "sixty days of sleighin thiswinter" beginning in February when the thaw started and the sleighing wascompletly whipped" From far-off Cleveland, Mr. George Pack wrote,reproaching Mr. Carrington for issuing such a misleading report. .....

Page 41: About 11:30 a spark from the chimney ignited the cordwood whichwas only a few rods away and the fire ranged and spread with fearfulrapidity despotie the exertions of villagers who turned out to a man anddid all in their power but it was soon discovered that the house occupiedby the manager, Mr. Leet, well known as the Carrington house was doomed."This building, erected in 1873 by Mr. Carrington now of Port Austin, waswithoug dubt one of the best residences in this county. ......

Page 55: This year marked the death of two of Port Crescent's Lumberkings, and while one cannot lay the finger on the puollse of a town andat any given moment pronounce it dead --- perhaps this is as good a timeas any. The first of these two "monarchs" was Mark Carrignton who diedJanuary 3 in Port Austin. Though he was only a member of the "Company"for about four years and lived the remainder of his life in Port Austin,the towns were closed in so many ways and Port Crescent alwsy thought ofhim as "one of our own."
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The Lakeshore Guardian: History of Sand Beach Township
by Mrs. C.E. Dow

Editor's note:

This article will begin a series drawn from "A Souvenir of Sand Beach",compiled "by the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church" in 1898.A special "Thank you" to Leonard DeFrain for sharing it with us.

Sand Beach was the county seat until 1864, when the court house wasburned and most of the records destroyed. Only one term of court was heldhere after the fire, and that convened at the Dow House (then theresidence of Mark Carrington), the boarding house for his mill hands.

The first child born in Sand Beach was the daughter of Alanson and Mrs.Daggett. Mr. Daggett was the partner of John Allen in the lumberbusiness, and came here about the same time. Carrington & Pack built alarge saw mill near where the residence of George N. Monroe now stands in1861. They opened a general store at the corner of Huron and StateStreets, which is presently occupied by J. Jenks & Co. Pack, Jenks & Co.started a saw mill and general store at Rock Falls in 1864. In 1876 J.Jenks & Co. bought out the Sand Beach firm, moved here, put down a saltwell and started a pan salt block which yielded a handsome income untilincreasing numbers in the surrounding county rendered it of too littlevalue to continue the expense of running it. In 1882 they put up a finebrick block opposite the Dow House and the general store was
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The Dow House was built in 1860 by Mark Carrington and at that time wasknown as the Carrington Boarding House. In 1876, J. Jenks and Co.purchased the property and it became known as the Sand Beach House,managed by Charles Dow. In 1879, Mr. Dow purchased the hotel and didextensive remodeling, changing the name of the hotel to the Dow House. In1880, a large addition was built to the south of the original structure.The building then had two dining rooms, a pair of double parlors, largesleeping rooms, and a games room.

When the hotel began serving liquor the old dining room was converted into a barroom. The Dow House became a popular summer accommodation forpeople who arrived in Sand Beach by train or the D & C ships. People weremet at the depot by a carriage and dray to escort them to the hotel. Tobe a guest at the Dow House was the "in" thing to do. On December 11,1955, the Dow House was destroyed by fire.

Today Chemical Bank sits on the former site of the Dow House. The following note was sent by Bruce Shipley with more in formation onthe Dow House.
Back to the Dow Hotel. My childhood home was 116 North First Street and every time we looked out of our front windows we saw the hotel. Unfortunately it was the backside. My father said that before his time of 1911 a cement block building in the back of the hotel was used for salt baths. This building was still there until fire destroyed the hotel. As you know, early Sand Beach was founded on lumber and salt. The scrap timber products were burned to boil away and solidify the salt brine into salt. The salt baths were quite an "in thing" and back in that era "spas" offered these baths as cures for about everything. Supposedly, people would take the Detroit and Cleveland (D&C) steamers from Detroit to Sand Beach for the spa. I don't think the salt baths really caught on very well in the area. When George Jenks was doing his experimenting in trying to use some of the local wheat for products that could be milled at J. Jenks & Co. he did his laboratory work in the old converted bath house of the Dow Hotel. So the forerunner of the Huron Milling Company had its birth place in the hotel.
Bruce Shipley
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Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace OccupationFather's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Mark CARRINGTON Self M Male W 64 NY Broker CT NY
Reda A. CARRINGTON Wife M Female W 58 NY Keeping HouseNY NY
Erwin M. CARRINGTON Son W Male W 38 MI At Home NY NY
Truda A. CARRINGTON Dau S Female W 22 MI At Home NY NY
Roscoy E. CARRINGTON Son S Male W 18 MI At School NYNY
Hattie DAY GDau S Female W 10 MI At School OH MI
Lizzie GRAVES Other S Female W 19 MI Servant ENG NOVASCOTIA
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The HURON ----?--- , Bad Axe, Huron Co. Mich. Friday, Jan. 5,1894.....Mark Carrington died at his home in Port Austin at 20 minutesafter ten o'clock Wednesday evening, January 3rd, at the ripe age of 78years, 5 months and 22 days.

Mr. Carrington was a native of the Empire State, having been born inGeneseo, Genesse Co., NY., July 11, 1815. In the winter of 1816-7 hisparents removed to Hankley township, 16 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio.On this journey, which was made with an ox and sled, his mother died. InMay 1830,his father removed to St. Clair Co. Mich. and soon after hebegan operations in lumber on Black river and later removed toBurchville, Sanilac County and there continued in the saw-mill business.He afterwards removed to Lexington where he engaged in fishing andfarming and from there he extended his operations to the MaritouIslands. These experiences had developed in the young Carrington thosequalities that made him conspicuous among men in the business and socialworld. Iuberiting (?) a rugged, healthy physique accustomed to enduringtoil, brought into familiar touch with business and businessmen thereopened to his active mind the possibilities of the future and kept himalert for the opportunity to enter the businesses (?) on his own account.
His early mental development is indicated in his marriage when hewas but 21 years of age. On the 15th day of October 1838 in Burchvillehe and Miss Rhoda Butler were united in marriage. Miss Butler had justpassed her sixteenth year having been born on the 30th day of August1822, in Rutland N.Y. This happy event of this joyful day proved theprediction and joy that inspired his efforts, brightened his pathway,cheered all the days of his subsequent life and the gloom of his settingsun and softened his pillow in the hours of his final dissolution. Aftertheir marriage they took up their residence in Lexington where he engagedin the cooper business. Here their eight children were born, six of whomsurvive, all of them attending him in his last illness and surrounded hisbed when death came, and with his companion of nearly fifty-six yearsstooped and kissed the lips for the last time from which the spirit wastaking its final farewell until the last trumpet should call the dust tolife again.
In 1850 he began to locate pines and for non-resident, and '54 beganto operate for himself. Associated with T.K. Adams and Geo. S. Lester hebuilt a saw-mill in Bay City but sold out his interest soon after andreturned to Sanilac County and in company with J.L. Woods built a mill inSanilac township in that county in the midst of 1600 acres of pinetimbered land. In 1860 they moved this mill to Sand Beach, Huron Co, inthe vicinity of which they owned 5000 acres covered with valuable pineand took Geo. W. Pack into partnership under the firm name of CarrintonPack & Co. and added to their business that of general merchandise.Later they purchased about 25000 acres of pine lands along thePlugebog(?) river and in 1870 bought out Learned & Ayres' saw mill atPort Cresent and all the village property and pine lands of that firm inthat vicinity. The following year 1871 the forest fires licked up some$60,000 worth of their Sand Beach property but did not cripple them intheir operations. In 1874 Mr. Carrington sold his interest to theremaining members of his firm and retured to Port Austin with acompetency. His after business operations were simply in the nature ofopportunity for members of his family. In this beautiful village hespent in quiet the last years of his life with the companion of his youthand the sharer of his joys and sorrows, surrounded with all the comfortsthat abundance can give, enjoying the esteem of the community in a largedegree. Possessed of a genial temperment, a devoted companion and anindulgent father, their home was a place where young and old delighted tospend an evening socially. In such a gathering he was at his best and tothe young people he seemed like a father. In politics he was a Democratand was many times honored with conspicious places by the party. In 1878he was a candidate for the State Legislature and in 1880 a delegate tothe National Democratic Convention that nominated General Hancock. Inthe councils of his party he was always a conspicuous figure and as muchas any one man, shaped the destiny of his party in this county. He was aprominent Mason and will be buried with the ceremonies of that body atRock Falls tomorrow morning. At 3 o'clock today Rev. De Haan willconduct a funeral service at his late residence and Mr. and Mrs. Snover,Mr. Somerville and the Misses Clary will render the music, Mr. Sneverpresiding at the piano. The selected hymns being Nearer My God to Thee,and Abide With Me.
The following member of Cass Lodge F. & A.M will act aspall-bearers; Peter Sweader, E.B. Gibson, Wm. Summerville, JamesCartwright, J. H. Irving and F.E. Kimball. Cass Lodge will have chargeof the ceremonies. At the close of the services at the house the remainswill be placed under a special guard of Masons and taken to the depotwhere they will remain until the morning, when they will be taken bytrain to Sand Beach and will be there met by Huron Lodge which willescort them to Rock Falls cemetery where his father was buried.
For nealy a year it has been evident to his friends that dissolutionhad already begun. No disease of moment seemed present. A slight attackof bronchitis alone disturded but slowly and constanly the physical gaveway. For the past three weeks he was confined to his bed and death cameto him as sleep comes to the tired child, so he passed away. He leaves?????????

Rhoda Ann Butler 1 was born 2 on 30 Aug 1822 in South Rutland, Jefferson County, NY. She died on 1 Feb 1901 in Detroit, MI; Buried, Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, MI. She married Mark Carrington on 25 Oct 1838 in Burchville, MI. Rhoda resided 3 in 1880 in Port Austin, Huron, Michigan, United States.

Subj: a minister for Rhoda Ann
Date: 2/15/01 10:40:43 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: jwsb@pdq.net (Jeffrey Butler)
To: Ctcbholmes@aol.com (Cornelia Holmes)

Marriage Record for Rhoda Ann Butler
Spouse: Mark Carrington
Date: 25 Oct 1838
B/G: Bride
Age: 16
Minister: R.B. Diamond, JP
County and State: St Clair Co. MI

This came from doing a search on a rootsweb site that now has marriagesfrom St. Clair County. There are other Butlers listed, but none I know yet to be related other than Rhoda.

MICHIGAN, St. Clair County. Marriages, 1838-1866 and 1887-1898
7,800 records; Suzette Bromley
http://userdb.rootsweb.com/marriages/
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Will of Rhoda A. Carrington, March 5th, 1898

I, Rhoda A. Carrington, of the City of Detroit, and State of Michigan,being of full age and sound mind, do hereby and make and execute this mylast will and testament. I give, devise and bequeth to my grandson, Mark Bostwick, of Ashland,Wisconsin, if he survive me, the sum of five hundred dollars. I give and bequeth to my granddaughter, Bessie Gaylord, of Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, if she survive me, the sum of five hundred dollars.

The rest, residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal, Idirect to be divided equally among my children, Julius Carrington, ofCleveland, Ohio, Ida Winsor of Ballard, Washington, Erwin Carrington, ofPort Huron, Michigan, Gertrude Kelly of Detroit, Michigan, and RoscoeCarrington of Sanford, North Carolina, if they shall survive me, exceptas hereinafter otherwise specifically directed, to wit.

To Erwin Carrington, if he survive me, one-fifth of said residue lessfive hundred dollars which I direct to be paid to his son, MarkCarrington Jr. if he survive me, and two hundred------------ she surviveme. If said Erwin shall not survive me, than I give and bequeth to hissaid children Mark Carrington Jr. and Lena Taylor, the sum of fivehundred dollars each, if they shall survive me, to be in full of saidErwin's share of my estate.

To Julius Carrington if he survive me, one fifth of said residue andremainder. If said Julius shall not survive me, then I give and bequethto his children, Anna, Belle, and Charles Carrington if they shallsurvive me, five hundred dollars each, to be in full of said JuliusCarrington's share of my estate.

To Ida A. Winsor if she survive me, one fifth of said residue. In casesaid Ida shall not survive me, then I give and bequeth to her children,Eva, Blanche, Will and Glen, if they shall survive me, five hundreddollars each, to be in full of said Ida's share in my estate.

To my daughter Gertrude Kelly, if she survive me, one fifth of saidresidue and remainder, if she shall not survive me, then I give andbequeth to her children, if any, the sum of five hundred dollars each,and in case she have no children, and does not survive me, then I giveand bequeth to her husband William W. Kelly, the sum of five hundreddollars, to be in full of said Gertrude's share of my estate.

To Roscoe E. Carrington, if he survive me, one-fifth of said residue orremainder, if he shall survive me, then I give and bequeath to each ofhis children, if he have any, five hundred dollars each, and if he haveno children, then to his wife, if he have any, five hundred dollars, tobe in full of said Roscoe's share in my estate.

Any residue of my estate that may remain undisposed of by means of thedecease of any of my said children before my death, I hereby direct to beaqually divided between those of my said children named above who shallsurvive me.

The omission of any legacy to my daughter Antoinette Penoyer is due to anexpressed wish of my husband Mark Carrington that the share of saidAntoinette Penoyer in this estate should be considered as fully paid andcovered. When the Carrington homestead on the corner of Lake Street andthe State Road, in Port Austin, Michigan, should have been deeded tosaid Antoinette Penoyer's daughter, Henrietta F. Wallace, - this deed Iexecuted and delivered to said Henrietta F. Wallace in 1897.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this fifth day ofMarch, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight.

Rhoda A. Carrington

Signed, published and declared by the asid testator to be her last willand testament, in the presence of us who have signed our names at herrequest in her presense and in the presence of each other, this fifth dayof March, A.D. 1898.

Wm. H. Dwyer
Raymond H. Phillips

I, Rhoda A. Carrington, of Detroit, Michigan, being of sound mind andmemory, do make publish and declare this to be my lasst will andtestament in manner following, viz:
1. I hereby appoint Erwin M. Carrington of Port Huron and William W.Kelly of Detroit, Michigan, sole executors of all wills by me at any timemade. I hereby will and direct that my executors therein named have thefull control and management of my estate after my death. I further willand direct that no bonds be required of my executors herein named and Ido hereby authorize and empower my executors herein named to well conveyand pledge aany and all portions of my estate both real and personal uponsuch terms and conditions as they may think advisable for the bestinterests of my estate without asking the consent of any court or officerso to do.
2. In case no will made by me is proved or allowed for any reason Ihereby appoint said Erwin M. Carrington and William W. Kelly toadminister my estate with all the powers and privileges herein granted.
3. I wish it understood that this present writing does not revoke anyformer will or wills by me made but I do wish it distinctly understoodthat this present writing has and does take precedence over any and allwill by me made on the subjects herein mentioned.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30 date ofJuly, A.D. 1900.
Rhoda A. Carrington, Seal.

On this 30 day of July, A.D, Rhoda A. Carrington of Detroit, Michigan,signed the foregoing instrument in our presence, and declared it to beher last will and testament, and as witnesses thereof we do now, at herrequest, in her presence, and in the presence of each other, heretosubscribe our names.

Charles W. Wisdon Residing at Port Austin, Michigan
Anna Bell Residing at Port Austin, Michigan
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mygrandfather, Roscoe, came to Sanford, N.C. in 1895. I have copies of two newspaper notes, from the Sanford Express, Thursday, Nov. 21, 1895, and April 17, 1896.
Mrs. Carrington, of Detroit, Michigan, and mother of Mr. R.E. Carrington, secretary of the Aldrich Stone Company, arrived here last week and will probably spend the winter in Sanford.

Mrs. Carrington, mother of our townsman, Mr. R.E. Carrington, Mrs. William H. Smith and Miss Ada Pierce who spent the winter here, left forthe North yesterday morning. Mrs. Carrington goes to her home in Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Smith and Miss Ada will stop in Buffalo, New York.

They had the following children:

  M i Erwin M Carrington
  M ii Julius M. Carrington
  F iii Cordelia R. Carrington was born on 5 Jun 1843 in Lexington, MI. She died on 22 Aug 1847 in Lexington, MI.
  F iv Marian M Carrington
  M v Roscoe F. Carrington was born on 6 Aug 1848 in Lexington, MI. He died on 26 Jul 1850 in Lexington, MI.
  F vi Maria Antoinette Carrington
  F vii Eveline A. Carrington
  F viii Ida Ann Carrington
  F ix Gertrude A Carrington
  M x Roscoe Eugene Carrington
  M xi Arthur D. Carrington was born on 15 Aug 1864 in Port Huron, Sand Beach Township, MI. He died on 2 Jun 1865 in Sand Beach, Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, MI.

Joel Carrington 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born in 1794 in CT. He died on 14 May 1865 in Harbor Beach, MI. He was buried in Rockfalls, Cem, Mich. He married Unknown about 1814 in Maybe Geneseo, NY. Joel was born 6 in 1787 in Connecticut. He was born 7 in 1791 in Connecticut. He resided 8 in 1860 in Sanilac, Sanilac, Michigan. He resided 9 in 1830 in Clay, St Clair, Michigan Territory. He resided 10 in 1850 in Marinett, Brown, Wisconsin.

Other marriages:
Miles, Almira
Bartlett, Nancy

Joel was born in CT, lived in NY, OH, MI, IL, WI and died in MI Married: Unknown, Almira Miles, Mrs. Nancy Boomer
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Joel Carrington (1794/5-1865)Early Wisconsin map https://sites.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/maps/wisconsin/statemap/territories.jpg

Joel was born in NY or Connecticut in 1794 which was during a time when lands from the Great Lakes west to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River north, had been awarded by Great Britain to the United States (1783) called the Northwest Territory. The prospect of open land drew Joel and his family to the virgin wilderness of Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. Joel traveled first to NY where he met and married his first wife ------ in about 1814. They had a son, Mark in 1815 born in Geneseo, Genesee Co, NY. The couple continued west and Joels wife died. On Oct 23, 1817, Joel married Almira Miles in Bricksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH

The following was taken from the book, Portrait and Biographical Album of Huron County (Michigan), Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1884.Joel Carrington, removed from St. Clair to Sanilac County. The latter was of English parentage and a native of Connecticut. He settled later in the State of New York, whence he removed to Ohio in the winter of 1816-7. They passed through Rochester, N Y., at a period when the buildings of the now peerless city of the Genesee Valley consisted of only two log structures of the humblest kind, one of them being utilized as a hotel. The transit was made with an ox team and sled; the mother, being overcome by fatigue from the long journey, died on the way. The family located 16 miles south of Cleveland, on a farm in the township of Hinckley, removing thence in May, 1830, by the steamer "Superior" of "Lake Superior" to St.Clair Co., Mich., landing there June 1, where they resided but a short time. The elder Carrington (Joel) leased a water-power saw-mill on Black River, belonging to Thomas H. Knapp, of Detroit, and conducted it two years. He then came to Birchville and leased a saw-mill, which he continued to manage the same length of time, removing thence to Lexington, where he bought 200 acres of Government land, opened a farm and made shingles and fished until 1840. In that year he went to one of the Fox Islands, belonging to the Manitou group, where he spent a year fishing. He went next to Bailey's Harbor, where he was occupied some time in farming and getting out cedar posts and timber, which he shipped to Chicago. In 1863 he moved to Sand Beach, where he died in 1865. He was three times married,

1820 Census Joel Carrington is listed in Strongville, Cuyahoga Co, OH
1 male under 10 (Mark, b. 1815, 5 yrs. old.)1 26-45 male (Joel)1 female under 10 (Birentha, b. 1818, 2 yrs old)1 female 16-26 (Almira, 1774-1804)In the same town is listed Theodore Miles, perhaps a brother of Almiras?Also in Cuyahoga is a Erastus Miles, Samuel Miles, Thomson Miles all living next door to each other.

1830 Census of Clay Township, St Clair Co, Michigan appearsJoel Carungton1 male,5-10, (Miles, b. 1822, 8 years old)1 male, 10-15, (Mark, b. 1815,15 years old)1 male, 40-50, (Joel, b. 1880-1890)! female, under 5 (Lydia, b. 1828, 2 years old)3 females, 5-10 (Birentha should be 12. I don't know who the other two are. Maybe they are baby-sitting.)1 female, 20-30, (Almira. She should be 33 by now, but she's beginning to fudge a little.)

From Fred Buban:
In Shingle Shavers and Berry Pickers by Oliver Raymond it says, The first man to bring his family into what is now Sanilac County was Joel Carrington who came here in 1834 and built a home a mile or two north of Burtch. (p 5) Joel Carrington Laid the foundation for the lumber industry in 1834. Many years before a log was cut farther north he had cut thousands of oak planks by the whip-saw method for the growing boat industry. (p71) A post office was established at Lexington on January 20, 1846, with Mark Carrington as postmaster. He was a son of Joel Carrington, the first permanent settler in the county. (p 8)

1840 Census-..........Illinois..........Morgan Co...............p.459 #28Carrington, Joel1 male, 5-10, (James, b. 1834, 6 years old)2 males, 15-20, (Miles, b.1822, 18 years old) (Don't know who the other boy is. Mark is now 25 years old, and married to Rhoda Ann Butler.)1 male, 40-50, (Joel, b. 1790-1800)1 female, under 5 ( Did they have a child that died? A child of whom we have no record?)1 female, 5-10, (Lydia ?)1 female, 10-15 (Birentha?)1 female, 30-40 ( She should be 43, but who's counting)

In the History of Door County, written by CI Martin:
Mr. Carrington (Joel) was the first white settler in Baileys Harbor, having settled and left there about 1849. His son Miles, now resides at the HarborŒ and When we landed here in October, 1849, we learned that Griffin (Darius), Brooks, Carrington (Joel), and others from Peshtigo had been here during the same summer and fall - purchasing and clearing land, putting up buildings, and preparing to bring their families the next springŒ1850 Census.......Wisconsin.........Brown Co...........Marinett Town(ship) ..........p.8 Joel Carrington 63 b. Conn.Almira 43 (How does 53 sound? b. VermontBirentha 32 b. OhioJames 16 Farmer b. Mich.Next door at # 29George HagemanMary Ann HagemanOtisCatherineMiles Carrington 29 Cooper b. Michigan1860 Census.........Michigan.......Sanilac Co. Dwelling #664 Family #649 Joel Carrington 69 b. Conn.Nancy Carrington 45 b. Mass.Mary Boomes (Boomer?) 15 b.IllinoisWalter Carrington 5 b. WisconsinAlmira would have had to have died between 1850 (census) and 1854. Joel found himself a young thing, comparatively speaking, who was obviously a widow of Mr. Boomer and had a daughter named Mary, b. in Illinois. They had Walter in 1855.1870 Census Baileys Harbor, Door Co, Wisconsin
Bacon, Barintha 48 born: Ohio
Lois 10 born Wisconsin
Margaret 9, born Wisconsin
Henry 6 born Wisconsin

Carrington, Miles 47 Drygoods Merchant real estate value 1,000 born Ohio
Harriet 37 born NY
Ernest 11 born Illinois
Viola 5, born Wisconsin

Griffin, Darius S 54 Farmer born NY
Ann T. 42 born -Ireland
Otis 13born Wisc
Henry 6 born Wisc
Steele, Rosalind 21 born Wisc
William 4 born Wisc
Mary 2 born Wisc

Daniel Rowe 35, MW, Laborer, Born NY lived with Wm Higgins, Timber Merchant CT

1880 Census of Baileys Harbor, Door Co., Wisconsin
M.M. Carrington 58 Farmer born Ohio Father NY Mother NY
Harriet 56, born NY Father NY, Mother NY
Ernest 21 Fisherman 21 born Illinois Father Ohio, Mother NY
Viola 5 born Illinois Father Ohio, Mother NY
Eugene 9 born Illinois Father Ohio, Mother NY
Joel 6 born Illinois Father Ohio, Mother NY
Also in the household are
?Foote Andrew 30 Miller (unemployed 12 months) born Wisconsin Father Eng, Mother Eng
Roslie 18 wife Born Wisconsin, F Eng M Eng

(An interesting note for descendants of Viola and Russell BakerŒ
Next door to the Carringtons is the Anderson family where we find -
Baker, Russell 25, boarder, fisherman b-Michigan F-NY M-Michigan)

Also listed in 1880 census BH, Wisc
D.S. Griffin 63, Farmer Widowed, born Wisconsin F-Wis M-Ohio
?Henry 11 son, Born Ohio F-Conn M-?

next door is
Bacon, Barintha, age? Housekeeping, Born Wisconsin F-Illinois M-?
Francis? Age ? son, born Wisconsin, F-Ill M-Wis
Steel, Wm age ? son, born Wisconsin F Ill, M- ?
Mulburg, Jacob age 1 grandson born Eng F-Eng M-Eng-?

In obituaries in Door County Advocate:
Joel Carrington 4/14/44
Effie Carrington 9/2/1869
Mrs. Carrington who died Mar 27, 1897 at age 64 (Harriet Bulter Carrington, wife of Miles M.)
Miles M. Carrington who died May 22, 1897
Mrs. Eugene Carrington 11/20/1842
Eugene Carrington 5/30/1841

Joel is buried in Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, Mich. He died May 12, 1865, and his cemetery stone says that he died "Aged 71".

Joel and First Wife:
1.Mark (1815- 1894) married Rhoda Ann Butler

Joel and Almira Miles (1797-?)
1.Barintha Ashley (1818-1882) married Thomas W. Bacon
a. Lois (1860) married Daniel Rowe
b. Margaret (1861)
2 Miles M (1822/23-1897) married Harriet Butler
a. Ernest (1859-1916) M: Mary Jacobs
b. Viola (1865) married Russell Baker
c. Eugene (1871) M: Gertrude Matthews
d. Joel (1874) M: Alice
3. Lydia (1828-1857) married Darius Griffin
a. Alzada (1844) married William Fry
b. Mary E. (1846) married William F Wood
c. Delphine (1848) M: Henry Long
d. Rosalinda (1849-1880) married James Steele and Daniel Rowe (Nov 14, 1875)
Frances Edna (1876) M:Edgar Wheeler
Ansel (1878) M: Margaret Longley M: Sylvia Lerat
e. Otis (185701933) M: Mathilda Zander
4. James (1831-1913) M: Mary Ann Halderman

Joel and Nancy Boomer:
1. Walter Scott (1855)

SUMMARY

         A brief summary of the Carrington Family history taken fromresearch by Professor William T. Carrington who prepared the manuscriptin 1928.  He was the great grandson of Samuel Carrington.  Notes of Mrs.Marion Carrington Ellenwood of Wooster, Ohio, who was the greatgranddaughter of Albert Carrington.  Albert Carrington came from Milford,Connecticut in 1832 and is a descendant of Dr. Peter Carrington.  AlbertCarrington had three sons, George, Charles and Samuel.  These namesindicate that the father had heard of the Virginia and MarylandCarringtons since these names are quite common in these two groups.

           The family name can be traced to about 1189 when a soldiername Michael became the sword bearer for Richard the Lion Hearted (Kingof England 1189-1199).  Michael was decorated for bravery and made anaristocrat.  It is believed he took the name Carrington from the name ofthe village where he lived, Carrington, Chester County England.  The nameis found in ancient England, Scotland, Ireland and early American recordsin a variety of spellings; Carryton, Carrinton, Carinton, Carynton,Carrington, Carington and others.

Sir Michael died in battle but not before be fathered a son who becamethe ancestor of thousands of Carringtons in England, Ireland andScotland.  During the four centuries from the sword bearer to theCarrington immigrants, who came to America in the 1500's and 1600's, itis believed that some of their descendents became landlords identifiedwith the ruling class while others became tradesmen and craftsmenidentified with the working class.  This would help explain the diversityof the Carrington emigrants with some being aristocrats while others cameover as indentured servants.

There were three groups of Carrington emigrants that came to America fromIreland in the 17th Century.  One group settled in Virginia, another inMaryland and the third in Connecticut.  It is believed we are descendantsfrom Dr. Peter Carrington from the Connecticut Carringtons.  Dr. PeterCarrington lived in New Haven, Connecticut in 1692 and was considered anaristocrat.  At least fifteen of Dr. Peter Carrington's descendants weredoctors and were scattered from New England to the Pacific Coast, mainlyalong the northern tier of the states.

FIRST GENERATION

Joel Carrington

The surname Carrington appears to be of the type classified as "locative"(ie, indicating where the family originated). Quoting from "The OxfordGuide to Family History,"

"They are perhaps the most interesting group of all for the familyhistorian, for in certain parts of the country it is often possible topinpoint the exact origin of such a surname. If you have a copy of ThomasMoule's "The County Maps of Old England" published in 1836, you can findtwo tiny towns named Carrington--one in northern Cheshire not far fromManchester, the other in Lincolnshire between Bolingbroke and Boston.

The "ton" suffix means "town," "place of" or "settlement of." Quotingfrom "A Dictionary of Surnames" Oxford U. Press, 1989, p. 96:

Carrington, English and Scots: habitation name from any of the places socalled, in Ches., Lincs., and Lothian. The one in Lincs. is probably'settlent (OE tun) of Cora's people'; those in Ches. and Lothian seem tobe 'settlement associated with Cara'.

Hope this helps! :>)

Subj: History of Bailey's Harbor
Date: 9/14/00 3:52:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: brianwood@hrconferences.net (Brian Wood)
To: mjcwlc@cdepot.net
CC: Ctcbholmes@aol.com

Martin's history of Door Co., WI (1881) pg. 82 mentions in a letter fromSolomon Beery to C. I. Martin about the history of Bailey's Harborstates: when we landed here in Oct. 1849, we learned that Griffin,Brooks, Carrington, and others from Peshtigo had been here during thesame summer and fall-purchasing land and clearing land, putting upbuildings, and preparing to bring their families the next spring.

I hope this help in placing where James was born.

Regards,

Brian

Subj: Re: Joels' age
Date: 9/15/00 10:45:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Ctcbholmes
To: brianwood@hrconferences.net

Dear Brian,

Where do you live? Are you far from Sand Beach or Harbor Beach? I hopethat you can confirm the location before going there, as someone told methat Sand Beach had been renamed Harbor Beach, and gave me the name ofthe cemetery. Of course, I do not know for sure, and would hate tomislead you. There is water in the background, so I am assuming thatthat is Lake Huron. If you do take any pictures, I would appreciate verymuch, your sending me a copy.

<< What is his age listed for on the census? The 1850 Census lists himas 63, right? How could they get hsi tombstone inscription wrong? Iknow that's what you've been trying to figure out all these years too....
>>
I would think that the stone would have more accuracy than the censuswould. If you have spent much time in looking at censuses (?), you haveprobably noticed that people did not age the same way that we donow.........like 10 years older every 10 years. I will send theinformation that I took from the censuses on Joel, and you will see thatbetween years 1850 and 1860, he only got 6 years older! I like thesystem, and would love to know how to do that today!

When you get it all worked out, let me know. Maybe one of those Joel'slisted is our gggrandfather. I'll look forward to hearing from you,

Cornelia

Posted by: Barbara Meier Date: November 02, 2000 at 12:36:56
of 618
In a message dated 11/2/00 3:57:04 PM Eastern Standard Time,debriae@alaska.net writes:

I am researching the family of a John Smith, who was an early settler(before 1840) in Lexington, Michigan. John Smith was almost certainly aneighbor of Joel Carrington before 1840. Both men are referred to in the1884 history book, ". . . Biographical Album of Sanilac County." Then inthe 1855 state census of Door County, WI (town of Gibraltar), JoelCarrington is listed on the same page as John Smith and John E. Smith(presumed son of John Smith). The Smith family, like the Carringtonfamily, left WI and returned to Michigan. Does anyone know of anyconnections between the Smith and Carrington families? I have wonderedwhether a Smith daughter who I estimate was born about 1815 might havemarried a Carrington.

In 1830, Joel (Carungton) was living in Clay Township, St. Clair County,Michigan, with Almira, and 7 children. By 1840, he was in Morgan County,Illinois, with Almira and 6 children. Mark moved out in 1838, and I onlyhad 4 children listed for Almira and Joel.I have not added the childrenthat you sent me.

It is hard to believe the moving that Joel did. Every 10 years, he wasin another locality. 1820- Cuyahoga Co. Ohio
1830- St.Clair Co., Mich.
1840 - Morgan Co. Illinois
1850- Brown Co. Wisconsin
1860- Sanilac Co. Michigan

Son Mark, died January 3, 1894, in Port Huron, Michigan, and he and Rhodawere buried next to Joel at Sand Beach (Rock Falls Cemetery, HarborBeach, Michigan)

The following was sent to me last week.
The county was covered with forests and travel was difficult. A pioneer
account from the HISTORY OF SANILAC COUNTY 1834-1984 p. 225 states Upon
their arrival at the Fort (Ft. Gratiot) their packs were remade and onlythe
absolute necessitates could be taken as the balance of the trip, adistance
of about 24 miles, had to be made on foot. The balance of the belongings
were left at the Fort to be picked up at a later date. There were noroads,
only a trail made by the Indians through the woods. This story took place
about 1842.
The names of this pioneer and his wife were David & Susanna TaylorMcClure.
The first settler was Joel Carrington who came into the area that is now
know as Worth Twp. in 1834. Reuben Dimmon was 2nd settler and taught the
first school just south of the Village of Lexington. Early pioneers as
stated in the Portrait and Biographical Album-1884 included Dr. Woodard,
John Smith, Uri Raymond, John Ryan, William Leonard, George Smith; William
Austin, and the list goes on. See our complete list elsewhere.
Political unrest in Ontario and the promise of jobs in the lumber millsbrought many to Sanilac Co. These settlers were of Scotch, Irish andEnglish nationality. By 1860, the townships of Fremont, Speaker, MapleValley, Buel, Elk, Washington, Marlette, Bridgehampton, Forester, andAustin had been organized and the southern part of the county was beingcleared for farming. The first newspaper was The Sanilac Jeffersonianestablished at Lexington in 1858 and still in operation, is now locatedin Croswell.

In an article on the front page of The Jeff April 27, 1861 we read anaccount of a war rally to recruit soldiers to fight for the Union causein the Civil War. The Sanilac Pioneers, better known as Co. D, 10thMichigan Infantry with Capt. Israel Huckins was made up of many men fromSanilac Co. By 1870 all but two townships were organized. Evergreen,1873, Custer in 1877 and Wheatland in 1881 completed Sanilac Co. as weknow it today.

Sanilac Co. is an agricultural county with sugar beets, corn, wheat,oats, soy beans, and hay as its major crops. Some of Sanilac Countiestourist attractions are the Sanilac Co. Historical Museum in PortSanilac; the historic Sanilac Petroglyphs in Greenleaf Twp.; thepicturesque village of Lexington; Croswell's Swinging Bridge; and manyother interesting sites.

Since St. Clair Co. and Sanilac Co. are adjacent to one another, it iseasy to see how he could have gone from St.Clair in 1834 to Sanilac Co.

Cornelia
In a message dated 1/10/01 10:06:55 PM Eastern Standard Time, KGrimm3678writes:

Subj: Joel Carrington (1794--1865)
Date: 10/24/01 12:56:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: jimandbob@worldnet.att.net (James Carrington)
To: ctcbholmes@aol.com (Cornelia B. Holmes)

Hi Cornelia,

I'm not sure whether I contacted you last year concerning your JoelCarrington, b. in Conn. about 1794. I have three Joels in my Carringtongenealogy, but none of them seem to correspond exactly to your Joel.They are:

1. Joel Carrington: b. 1768 in CT, m. Nancy Bullock
(son of Aaron 1746-1805)
2. Joel Carrington: b. 1790, m. Lucina Peck 12 Mar. 1815, d. 1852
(son of Samuel 1750-1819)
3. Joel Carrington: b. 1808 in Washington Co., NY
(son of Eli 1772-1869)

These Joels are all descendants of Clark Carrington (1678-1744/5). Thisline of Carringtons seems to have migrated into NY State in the late1700s or early 1800s. Some of them settled near Hartford in WashingtonCounty, NY, just over the boundary from Vermont. Some later moved intocentral NY State (e.g. Steuben County).

It seems likely that there's a connection somewhere with your Joel. Haveyou been able to trace your Carrington line back to at least themid-1700s in CT? We ought to find a connection there somewhere.

Best regards,
Jim Carrington
Dear Jim,

I do appreciate so much your writing to me. My Joel Carrington seems tobe a complete brick wall, and, if you don't mind, I would like to giveyou what little information as I have about him.

I have a picture of his cemetery stone, at Sand Beach, Michigan,stating:
J.Carrington
Died
May 12, 1865
Aged
71 Years

The following was taken from the book, Portrait and Biographical Album ofHuron County (Michigan), Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1884.

Mark Carrington, whose name is inseparable from the history of thedevelopment of the earliest lumber interests of the Huron peninsula, is amember of the business house of T. Winsor & Co., merchants and saltproducers at Port Austin. He has been a resident of this section ofMichigan since 1830, when his father, Joel Carrington, removed from St.Clair to Sanilac County.

The latter was of English parentage and a native of Connecticut. Hesettled later in the State of New York, whence he removed to Ohio in thewinter of 1816-7. They passed through Rochester, NY., at a period whenthe buildings of the now peerless city of the Genesee Valley consisted ofonly two log structures of the humblest kind, one of them being utilizedas a hotel. The transit was made with an ox team and sled; the mother,being overcome by fatigue from the long journey, died on the way.

When the writer says, of English parentage, I don't know if that meansthat his parents are recently from England, therefore making Joel firstgeneration American, or if that means that in spite of the AmericanRevolution, his parents still considered themselves to be purely English.

When it says, He settled later in the State of New York, that indicatesthat he moved from his birthplace of Connecticut at some point in hislife to New York. His son, Mark, was born in July of 1815, so it seemsthat he would have been married in 1814. He would be only about 20 yearsold, which seems rather young to me to be married during those verydifficult, adventurous years. He would, therefore, not be found as headof household, as the census of 1810, would have enumerated his beingabout 15 years old. Since he went to New York, I would assume that hemarried in New York, but I have not been able to access any marriagerecords.

So, at this point, I do not know his parents names, nor his first wife.His second wife was Almira Miles, b. July 11, 1797, Vermont, d. aft.1850, m. October 23, 1817, Bricksville, Cuyahoga, Ohio. His third wifewas Nancy Boomer, b. abt. 1815, in Massachucettes, whom he married after1850.

1. Joel Carrington: b. 1768 in CT, m. Nancy Bullock
(son of Aaron 1746-1805)
Did this Joel have children? Were any named Joel?

2. Joel Carrington: b. 1790, m. Lucina Peck 12 Mar. 1815, d. 1852
(son of Samuel 1750-1819)
For a while, I though that this might be the Joel that I was lookingfor. I had been over to the LDS Family Center, and someone had enteredthis, and listed the successive wife as Almira Miles, but had no dates orother information for Lucina. It was this summer that I found that
(318) Leuina, b. May 13, 1790, m. Joel Carrington, d. May 5,1847. couldnot have been the first wife, because Joel's first wife died in 1816-17.
3. Joel Carrington: b. 1808 in Washington Co., NY
(son of Eli 1772-1869)
This one would be born too late.

These Joels are all descendants of Clark Carrington (1678-1744/5). Thisline of Carringtons seems to have migrated into NY State in the late1700s or early 1800s. Some of them settled near Hartford in WashingtonCounty, NY, just over the boundary from Vermont. Some later moved intocentral NY State (e.g. Steuben County).
His son, Mark, was born July 11, 1815, in the village of Geneseo,Genesee Co., N.Y. That is northwest of Steuben County, so I don't knowif there would be a relationship to Steuben County or not. At this time,of course, he was married, so he may have left his family somewhere else,and was establishing his own home, or living with his wife's family.

Thank you for writing to me, and hope that if you find a lost Joel, orlost first wife, that you will let me know.

My best to you,
Cornelia Holmes in North Carolina

1. Joel Carrington: b. 1768 in CT, m. Nancy Bullock
(son of Aaron 1746-1805)

Did this Joel have children? Were any named Joel?
I have record of only one child: Eli Carrington b. 18 Oct. 1807 inWashington Co., NY; m. Mary Dickey 14 April 1832 in Allegany Co., NY; d.25 Oct. 1876 in Waupun, Dodge Co., WI. Eli and Mary had a child Matildab. 20 Feb. 1834.

Record of the Bartholomew Family , Page 266
Dec., 1843; res. Burton, O. 233 Joel Carrington7 (Jedidiah6, John5,Abraham
Data Introduction

These are the references to the Carringtons in Shingle Shavers and BerryPickers by Oliver Raymond:

p 5
"The first man to bring his family into what is now Sanilac County wasJoel Carrington who came here in 1834 and built a home a mile or twonorth of Burtch."

p 8
"A post office was established at Lexington on January 20, 1846, withMark Carrington as postmaster. He was a son of Joel Carrington, the firstpermanent settler in the county"

p 47
Mark Carrington also appears on the ledger of Uri Raymond's store in 1861.

Also the following are references in the Sanilac County'ssesquicentennial book Sanilac County History -- 1834-1984

p 71
"Joel Carrington laid the foundation for the lumber industry in 1834.Many years before a log was cut farther north he had cut thousands of oakplanks by the whip-saw method for the growing boat industry.

p 254
"On July 15, 1860 Charles Richerman purchased 40 acres of land insection 21, Town 11 North, Range 16 East, in Sanilac Township from JohnL. Woods and his wife, Emily A. Woods, and Mark Carrington and his wife,Rhoda Ann Carrington of Lexington, for $160.00."

Unknown was born in 1795. She died in 1816/1817 in NY, OH, MI. She married Joel Carrington about 1814 in Maybe Geneseo, NY.

They had the following children:

  M i Mark Carrington

Walter Scott Carrington [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 was born 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 on 23 Jan 1855 in Green Bay, WI. He died on 22 Nov 1934 in Woodward, Dallas, IA. He was buried in Cedar Falls, IA. He married Rosina Elizabeth Rarick on 25 Dec 1879 in New Hartford, IA. Walter resided 16 in 1860 in Sanilac, Sanilac, Michigan. He resided 17 in 1880 in New Hartford, Butler, Iowa, United States. He resided 18 in 1900 in Palermo, Grundy, Iowa. He resided 19 in 1910 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa. He resided 20 in 1920 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa. He resided 21 in 1925. He resided 22 in 1925 in Black Hawk, Iowa. He resided 23 in 1930 in Cass, Boone, Iowa. He was employed as in Dairy Farmer.

Rosina Elizabeth Rarick 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 6, 7 on 19 Jun 1859 in Cedar Falls, IA. She died on 9 Aug 1951 in Gladbrook, IA. She married Walter Scott Carrington on 25 Dec 1879 in New Hartford, IA. Rosina resided 8 in 1880 in New Hartford, Butler, Iowa, United States. She resided 9 in 1900 in Palermo, Grundy, Iowa. She resided 10 in 1910 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa. She resided 11 in 1920 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa. She resided 12 in 1925.

They had the following children:

  M i Harry Porter Carrington
  M ii Percy Williston Carrington
  F iii Florence Elizabeth Carrington
  M iv Guy Rarick Carrington
  F v Nancy Mae Carrington
  M vi Erwin Glidden Carrington
  F vii Bessie Esther Carrington 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5, 6, 7 on 21 Nov 1893 in Grundy Center, IA. She died on 21 Dec 1962 in Los Angeles, CA. The cause of death was Breast Cancer. Bessie died on 22 May 1938 in Los Angeles, CA. She resided 8, 9 in 1900 in Palermo, Grundy, Iowa. She resided 10 in 1895 in Grundy Center, Grundy, Iowa. She resided 11 in 1910 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa. She resided 12 in 1915 in Black Hawk, Iowa. She resided 13 in 1920 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa.
  F viii Laura Abigail Carrington

Joel Carrington 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born in 1794 in CT. He died on 14 May 1865 in Harbor Beach, MI. He was buried in Rockfalls, Cem, Mich. He married Nancy Bartlett in 1854. Joel was born 6 in 1787 in Connecticut. He was born 7 in 1791 in Connecticut. He resided 8 in 1860 in Sanilac, Sanilac, Michigan. He resided 9 in 1830 in Clay, St Clair, Michigan Territory. He resided 10 in 1850 in Marinett, Brown, Wisconsin.

Other marriages:
, Unknown
Miles, Almira

Joel was born in CT, lived in NY, OH, MI, IL, WI and died in MI Married: Unknown, Almira Miles, Mrs. Nancy Boomer
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Joel Carrington (1794/5-1865)Early Wisconsin map https://sites.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/maps/wisconsin/statemap/territories.jpg

Joel was born in NY or Connecticut in 1794 which was during a time when lands from the Great Lakes west to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River north, had been awarded by Great Britain to the United States (1783) called the Northwest Territory. The prospect of open land drew Joel and his family to the virgin wilderness of Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. Joel traveled first to NY where he met and married his first wife ------ in about 1814. They had a son, Mark in 1815 born in Geneseo, Genesee Co, NY. The couple continued west and Joels wife died. On Oct 23, 1817, Joel married Almira Miles in Bricksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH

The following was taken from the book, Portrait and Biographical Album of Huron County (Michigan), Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1884.Joel Carrington, removed from St. Clair to Sanilac County. The latter was of English parentage and a native of Connecticut. He settled later in the State of New York, whence he removed to Ohio in the winter of 1816-7. They passed through Rochester, N Y., at a period when the buildings of the now peerless city of the Genesee Valley consisted of only two log structures of the humblest kind, one of them being utilized as a hotel. The transit was made with an ox team and sled; the mother, being overcome by fatigue from the long journey, died on the way. The family located 16 miles south of Cleveland, on a farm in the township of Hinckley, removing thence in May, 1830, by the steamer "Superior" of "Lake Superior" to St.Clair Co., Mich., landing there June 1, where they resided but a short time. The elder Carrington (Joel) leased a water-power saw-mill on Black River, belonging to Thomas H. Knapp, of Detroit, and conducted it two years. He then came to Birchville and leased a saw-mill, which he continued to manage the same length of time, removing thence to Lexington, where he bought 200 acres of Government land, opened a farm and made shingles and fished until 1840. In that year he went to one of the Fox Islands, belonging to the Manitou group, where he spent a year fishing. He went next to Bailey's Harbor, where he was occupied some time in farming and getting out cedar posts and timber, which he shipped to Chicago. In 1863 he moved to Sand Beach, where he died in 1865. He was three times married,

1820 Census Joel Carrington is listed in Strongville, Cuyahoga Co, OH
1 male under 10 (Mark, b. 1815, 5 yrs. old.)1 26-45 male (Joel)1 female under 10 (Birentha, b. 1818, 2 yrs old)1 female 16-26 (Almira, 1774-1804)In the same town is listed Theodore Miles, perhaps a brother of Almiras?Also in Cuyahoga is a Erastus Miles, Samuel Miles, Thomson Miles all living next door to each other.

1830 Census of Clay Township, St Clair Co, Michigan appearsJoel Carungton1 male,5-10, (Miles, b. 1822, 8 years old)1 male, 10-15, (Mark, b. 1815,15 years old)1 male, 40-50, (Joel, b. 1880-1890)! female, under 5 (Lydia, b. 1828, 2 years old)3 females, 5-10 (Birentha should be 12. I don't know who the other two are. Maybe they are baby-sitting.)1 female, 20-30, (Almira. She should be 33 by now, but she's beginning to fudge a little.)

From Fred Buban:
In Shingle Shavers and Berry Pickers by Oliver Raymond it says, The first man to bring his family into what is now Sanilac County was Joel Carrington who came here in 1834 and built a home a mile or two north of Burtch. (p 5) Joel Carrington Laid the foundation for the lumber industry in 1834. Many years before a log was cut farther north he had cut thousands of oak planks by the whip-saw method for the growing boat industry. (p71) A post office was established at Lexington on January 20, 1846, with Mark Carrington as postmaster. He was a son of Joel Carrington, the first permanent settler in the county. (p 8)

1840 Census-..........Illinois..........Morgan Co...............p.459 #28Carrington, Joel1 male, 5-10, (James, b. 1834, 6 years old)2 males, 15-20, (Miles, b.1822, 18 years old) (Don't know who the other boy is. Mark is now 25 years old, and married to Rhoda Ann Butler.)1 male, 40-50, (Joel, b. 1790-1800)1 female, under 5 ( Did they have a child that died? A child of whom we have no record?)1 female, 5-10, (Lydia ?)1 female, 10-15 (Birentha?)1 female, 30-40 ( She should be 43, but who's counting)

In the History of Door County, written by CI Martin:
Mr. Carrington (Joel) was the first white settler in Baileys Harbor, having settled and left there about 1849. His son Miles, now resides at the HarborŒ and When we landed here in October, 1849, we learned that Griffin (Darius), Brooks, Carrington (Joel), and others from Peshtigo had been here during the same summer and fall - purchasing and clearing land, putting up buildings, and preparing to bring their families the next springŒ1850 Census.......Wisconsin.........Brown Co...........Marinett Town(ship) ..........p.8 Joel Carrington 63 b. Conn.Almira 43 (How does 53 sound? b. VermontBirentha 32 b. OhioJames 16 Farmer b. Mich.Next door at # 29George HagemanMary Ann HagemanOtisCatherineMiles Carrington 29 Cooper b. Michigan1860 Census.........Michigan.......Sanilac Co. Dwelling #664 Family #649 Joel Carrington 69 b. Conn.Nancy Carrington 45 b. Mass.Mary Boomes (Boomer?) 15 b.IllinoisWalter Carrington 5 b. WisconsinAlmira would have had to have died between 1850 (census) and 1854. Joel found himself a young thing, comparatively speaking, who was obviously a widow of Mr. Boomer and had a daughter named Mary, b. in Illinois. They had Walter in 1855.1870 Census Baileys Harbor, Door Co, Wisconsin
Bacon, Barintha 48 born: Ohio
Lois 10 born Wisconsin
Margaret 9, born Wisconsin
Henry 6 born Wisconsin

Carrington, Miles 47 Drygoods Merchant real estate value 1,000 born Ohio
Harriet 37 born NY
Ernest 11 born Illinois
Viola 5, born Wisconsin

Griffin, Darius S 54 Farmer born NY
Ann T. 42 born -Ireland
Otis 13born Wisc
Henry 6 born Wisc
Steele, Rosalind 21 born Wisc
William 4 born Wisc
Mary 2 born Wisc

Daniel Rowe 35, MW, Laborer, Born NY lived with Wm Higgins, Timber Merchant CT

1880 Census of Baileys Harbor, Door Co., Wisconsin
M.M. Carrington 58 Farmer born Ohio Father NY Mother NY
Harriet 56, born NY Father NY, Mother NY
Ernest 21 Fisherman 21 born Illinois Father Ohio, Mother NY
Viola 5 born Illinois Father Ohio, Mother NY
Eugene 9 born Illinois Father Ohio, Mother NY
Joel 6 born Illinois Father Ohio, Mother NY
Also in the household are
?Foote Andrew 30 Miller (unemployed 12 months) born Wisconsin Father Eng, Mother Eng
Roslie 18 wife Born Wisconsin, F Eng M Eng

(An interesting note for descendants of Viola and Russell BakerŒ
Next door to the Carringtons is the Anderson family where we find -
Baker, Russell 25, boarder, fisherman b-Michigan F-NY M-Michigan)

Also listed in 1880 census BH, Wisc
D.S. Griffin 63, Farmer Widowed, born Wisconsin F-Wis M-Ohio
?Henry 11 son, Born Ohio F-Conn M-?

next door is
Bacon, Barintha, age? Housekeeping, Born Wisconsin F-Illinois M-?
Francis? Age ? son, born Wisconsin, F-Ill M-Wis
Steel, Wm age ? son, born Wisconsin F Ill, M- ?
Mulburg, Jacob age 1 grandson born Eng F-Eng M-Eng-?

In obituaries in Door County Advocate:
Joel Carrington 4/14/44
Effie Carrington 9/2/1869
Mrs. Carrington who died Mar 27, 1897 at age 64 (Harriet Bulter Carrington, wife of Miles M.)
Miles M. Carrington who died May 22, 1897
Mrs. Eugene Carrington 11/20/1842
Eugene Carrington 5/30/1841

Joel is buried in Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, Mich. He died May 12, 1865, and his cemetery stone says that he died "Aged 71".

Joel and First Wife:
1.Mark (1815- 1894) married Rhoda Ann Butler

Joel and Almira Miles (1797-?)
1.Barintha Ashley (1818-1882) married Thomas W. Bacon
a. Lois (1860) married Daniel Rowe
b. Margaret (1861)
2 Miles M (1822/23-1897) married Harriet Butler
a. Ernest (1859-1916) M: Mary Jacobs
b. Viola (1865) married Russell Baker
c. Eugene (1871) M: Gertrude Matthews
d. Joel (1874) M: Alice
3. Lydia (1828-1857) married Darius Griffin
a. Alzada (1844) married William Fry
b. Mary E. (1846) married William F Wood
c. Delphine (1848) M: Henry Long
d. Rosalinda (1849-1880) married James Steele and Daniel Rowe (Nov 14, 1875)
Frances Edna (1876) M:Edgar Wheeler
Ansel (1878) M: Margaret Longley M: Sylvia Lerat
e. Otis (185701933) M: Mathilda Zander
4. James (1831-1913) M: Mary Ann Halderman

Joel and Nancy Boomer:
1. Walter Scott (1855)

SUMMARY

         A brief summary of the Carrington Family history taken fromresearch by Professor William T. Carrington who prepared the manuscriptin 1928.  He was the great grandson of Samuel Carrington.  Notes of Mrs.Marion Carrington Ellenwood of Wooster, Ohio, who was the greatgranddaughter of Albert Carrington.  Albert Carrington came from Milford,Connecticut in 1832 and is a descendant of Dr. Peter Carrington.  AlbertCarrington had three sons, George, Charles and Samuel.  These namesindicate that the father had heard of the Virginia and MarylandCarringtons since these names are quite common in these two groups.

           The family name can be traced to about 1189 when a soldiername Michael became the sword bearer for Richard the Lion Hearted (Kingof England 1189-1199).  Michael was decorated for bravery and made anaristocrat.  It is believed he took the name Carrington from the name ofthe village where he lived, Carrington, Chester County England.  The nameis found in ancient England, Scotland, Ireland and early American recordsin a variety of spellings; Carryton, Carrinton, Carinton, Carynton,Carrington, Carington and others.

Sir Michael died in battle but not before be fathered a son who becamethe ancestor of thousands of Carringtons in England, Ireland andScotland.  During the four centuries from the sword bearer to theCarrington immigrants, who came to America in the 1500's and 1600's, itis believed that some of their descendents became landlords identifiedwith the ruling class while others became tradesmen and craftsmenidentified with the working class.  This would help explain the diversityof the Carrington emigrants with some being aristocrats while others cameover as indentured servants.

There were three groups of Carrington emigrants that came to America fromIreland in the 17th Century.  One group settled in Virginia, another inMaryland and the third in Connecticut.  It is believed we are descendantsfrom Dr. Peter Carrington from the Connecticut Carringtons.  Dr. PeterCarrington lived in New Haven, Connecticut in 1692 and was considered anaristocrat.  At least fifteen of Dr. Peter Carrington's descendants weredoctors and were scattered from New England to the Pacific Coast, mainlyalong the northern tier of the states.

FIRST GENERATION

Joel Carrington

The surname Carrington appears to be of the type classified as "locative"(ie, indicating where the family originated). Quoting from "The OxfordGuide to Family History,"

"They are perhaps the most interesting group of all for the familyhistorian, for in certain parts of the country it is often possible topinpoint the exact origin of such a surname. If you have a copy of ThomasMoule's "The County Maps of Old England" published in 1836, you can findtwo tiny towns named Carrington--one in northern Cheshire not far fromManchester, the other in Lincolnshire between Bolingbroke and Boston.

The "ton" suffix means "town," "place of" or "settlement of." Quotingfrom "A Dictionary of Surnames" Oxford U. Press, 1989, p. 96:

Carrington, English and Scots: habitation name from any of the places socalled, in Ches., Lincs., and Lothian. The one in Lincs. is probably'settlent (OE tun) of Cora's people'; those in Ches. and Lothian seem tobe 'settlement associated with Cara'.

Hope this helps! :>)

Subj: History of Bailey's Harbor
Date: 9/14/00 3:52:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: brianwood@hrconferences.net (Brian Wood)
To: mjcwlc@cdepot.net
CC: Ctcbholmes@aol.com

Martin's history of Door Co., WI (1881) pg. 82 mentions in a letter fromSolomon Beery to C. I. Martin about the history of Bailey's Harborstates: when we landed here in Oct. 1849, we learned that Griffin,Brooks, Carrington, and others from Peshtigo had been here during thesame summer and fall-purchasing land and clearing land, putting upbuildings, and preparing to bring their families the next spring.

I hope this help in placing where James was born.

Regards,

Brian

Subj: Re: Joels' age
Date: 9/15/00 10:45:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Ctcbholmes
To: brianwood@hrconferences.net

Dear Brian,

Where do you live? Are you far from Sand Beach or Harbor Beach? I hopethat you can confirm the location before going there, as someone told methat Sand Beach had been renamed Harbor Beach, and gave me the name ofthe cemetery. Of course, I do not know for sure, and would hate tomislead you. There is water in the background, so I am assuming thatthat is Lake Huron. If you do take any pictures, I would appreciate verymuch, your sending me a copy.

<< What is his age listed for on the census? The 1850 Census lists himas 63, right? How could they get hsi tombstone inscription wrong? Iknow that's what you've been trying to figure out all these years too....
>>
I would think that the stone would have more accuracy than the censuswould. If you have spent much time in looking at censuses (?), you haveprobably noticed that people did not age the same way that we donow.........like 10 years older every 10 years. I will send theinformation that I took from the censuses on Joel, and you will see thatbetween years 1850 and 1860, he only got 6 years older! I like thesystem, and would love to know how to do that today!

When you get it all worked out, let me know. Maybe one of those Joel'slisted is our gggrandfather. I'll look forward to hearing from you,

Cornelia

Posted by: Barbara Meier Date: November 02, 2000 at 12:36:56
of 618
In a message dated 11/2/00 3:57:04 PM Eastern Standard Time,debriae@alaska.net writes:

I am researching the family of a John Smith, who was an early settler(before 1840) in Lexington, Michigan. John Smith was almost certainly aneighbor of Joel Carrington before 1840. Both men are referred to in the1884 history book, ". . . Biographical Album of Sanilac County." Then inthe 1855 state census of Door County, WI (town of Gibraltar), JoelCarrington is listed on the same page as John Smith and John E. Smith(presumed son of John Smith). The Smith family, like the Carringtonfamily, left WI and returned to Michigan. Does anyone know of anyconnections between the Smith and Carrington families? I have wonderedwhether a Smith daughter who I estimate was born about 1815 might havemarried a Carrington.

In 1830, Joel (Carungton) was living in Clay Township, St. Clair County,Michigan, with Almira, and 7 children. By 1840, he was in Morgan County,Illinois, with Almira and 6 children. Mark moved out in 1838, and I onlyhad 4 children listed for Almira and Joel.I have not added the childrenthat you sent me.

It is hard to believe the moving that Joel did. Every 10 years, he wasin another locality. 1820- Cuyahoga Co. Ohio
1830- St.Clair Co., Mich.
1840 - Morgan Co. Illinois
1850- Brown Co. Wisconsin
1860- Sanilac Co. Michigan

Son Mark, died January 3, 1894, in Port Huron, Michigan, and he and Rhodawere buried next to Joel at Sand Beach (Rock Falls Cemetery, HarborBeach, Michigan)

The following was sent to me last week.
The county was covered with forests and travel was difficult. A pioneer
account from the HISTORY OF SANILAC COUNTY 1834-1984 p. 225 states Upon
their arrival at the Fort (Ft. Gratiot) their packs were remade and onlythe
absolute necessitates could be taken as the balance of the trip, adistance
of about 24 miles, had to be made on foot. The balance of the belongings
were left at the Fort to be picked up at a later date. There were noroads,
only a trail made by the Indians through the woods. This story took place
about 1842.
The names of this pioneer and his wife were David & Susanna TaylorMcClure.
The first settler was Joel Carrington who came into the area that is now
know as Worth Twp. in 1834. Reuben Dimmon was 2nd settler and taught the
first school just south of the Village of Lexington. Early pioneers as
stated in the Portrait and Biographical Album-1884 included Dr. Woodard,
John Smith, Uri Raymond, John Ryan, William Leonard, George Smith; William
Austin, and the list goes on. See our complete list elsewhere.
Political unrest in Ontario and the promise of jobs in the lumber millsbrought many to Sanilac Co. These settlers were of Scotch, Irish andEnglish nationality. By 1860, the townships of Fremont, Speaker, MapleValley, Buel, Elk, Washington, Marlette, Bridgehampton, Forester, andAustin had been organized and the southern part of the county was beingcleared for farming. The first newspaper was The Sanilac Jeffersonianestablished at Lexington in 1858 and still in operation, is now locatedin Croswell.

In an article on the front page of The Jeff April 27, 1861 we read anaccount of a war rally to recruit soldiers to fight for the Union causein the Civil War. The Sanilac Pioneers, better known as Co. D, 10thMichigan Infantry with Capt. Israel Huckins was made up of many men fromSanilac Co. By 1870 all but two townships were organized. Evergreen,1873, Custer in 1877 and Wheatland in 1881 completed Sanilac Co. as weknow it today.

Sanilac Co. is an agricultural county with sugar beets, corn, wheat,oats, soy beans, and hay as its major crops. Some of Sanilac Countiestourist attractions are the Sanilac Co. Historical Museum in PortSanilac; the historic Sanilac Petroglyphs in Greenleaf Twp.; thepicturesque village of Lexington; Croswell's Swinging Bridge; and manyother interesting sites.

Since St. Clair Co. and Sanilac Co. are adjacent to one another, it iseasy to see how he could have gone from St.Clair in 1834 to Sanilac Co.

Cornelia
In a message dated 1/10/01 10:06:55 PM Eastern Standard Time, KGrimm3678writes:

Subj: Joel Carrington (1794--1865)
Date: 10/24/01 12:56:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: jimandbob@worldnet.att.net (James Carrington)
To: ctcbholmes@aol.com (Cornelia B. Holmes)

Hi Cornelia,

I'm not sure whether I contacted you last year concerning your JoelCarrington, b. in Conn. about 1794. I have three Joels in my Carringtongenealogy, but none of them seem to correspond exactly to your Joel.They are:

1. Joel Carrington: b. 1768 in CT, m. Nancy Bullock
(son of Aaron 1746-1805)
2. Joel Carrington: b. 1790, m. Lucina Peck 12 Mar. 1815, d. 1852
(son of Samuel 1750-1819)
3. Joel Carrington: b. 1808 in Washington Co., NY
(son of Eli 1772-1869)

These Joels are all descendants of Clark Carrington (1678-1744/5). Thisline of Carringtons seems to have migrated into NY State in the late1700s or early 1800s. Some of them settled near Hartford in WashingtonCounty, NY, just over the boundary from Vermont. Some later moved intocentral NY State (e.g. Steuben County).

It seems likely that there's a connection somewhere with your Joel. Haveyou been able to trace your Carrington line back to at least themid-1700s in CT? We ought to find a connection there somewhere.

Best regards,
Jim Carrington
Dear Jim,

I do appreciate so much your writing to me. My Joel Carrington seems tobe a complete brick wall, and, if you don't mind, I would like to giveyou what little information as I have about him.

I have a picture of his cemetery stone, at Sand Beach, Michigan,stating:
J.Carrington
Died
May 12, 1865
Aged
71 Years

The following was taken from the book, Portrait and Biographical Album ofHuron County (Michigan), Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1884.

Mark Carrington, whose name is inseparable from the history of thedevelopment of the earliest lumber interests of the Huron peninsula, is amember of the business house of T. Winsor & Co., merchants and saltproducers at Port Austin. He has been a resident of this section ofMichigan since 1830, when his father, Joel Carrington, removed from St.Clair to Sanilac County.

The latter was of English parentage and a native of Connecticut. Hesettled later in the State of New York, whence he removed to Ohio in thewinter of 1816-7. They passed through Rochester, NY., at a period whenthe buildings of the now peerless city of the Genesee Valley consisted ofonly two log structures of the humblest kind, one of them being utilizedas a hotel. The transit was made with an ox team and sled; the mother,being overcome by fatigue from the long journey, died on the way.

When the writer says, of English parentage, I don't know if that meansthat his parents are recently from England, therefore making Joel firstgeneration American, or if that means that in spite of the AmericanRevolution, his parents still considered themselves to be purely English.

When it says, He settled later in the State of New York, that indicatesthat he moved from his birthplace of Connecticut at some point in hislife to New York. His son, Mark, was born in July of 1815, so it seemsthat he would have been married in 1814. He would be only about 20 yearsold, which seems rather young to me to be married during those verydifficult, adventurous years. He would, therefore, not be found as headof household, as the census of 1810, would have enumerated his beingabout 15 years old. Since he went to New York, I would assume that hemarried in New York, but I have not been able to access any marriagerecords.

So, at this point, I do not know his parents names, nor his first wife.His second wife was Almira Miles, b. July 11, 1797, Vermont, d. aft.1850, m. October 23, 1817, Bricksville, Cuyahoga, Ohio. His third wifewas Nancy Boomer, b. abt. 1815, in Massachucettes, whom he married after1850.

1. Joel Carrington: b. 1768 in CT, m. Nancy Bullock
(son of Aaron 1746-1805)
Did this Joel have children? Were any named Joel?

2. Joel Carrington: b. 1790, m. Lucina Peck 12 Mar. 1815, d. 1852
(son of Samuel 1750-1819)
For a while, I though that this might be the Joel that I was lookingfor. I had been over to the LDS Family Center, and someone had enteredthis, and listed the successive wife as Almira Miles, but had no dates orother information for Lucina. It was this summer that I found that
(318) Leuina, b. May 13, 1790, m. Joel Carrington, d. May 5,1847. couldnot have been the first wife, because Joel's first wife died in 1816-17.
3. Joel Carrington: b. 1808 in Washington Co., NY
(son of Eli 1772-1869)
This one would be born too late.

These Joels are all descendants of Clark Carrington (1678-1744/5). Thisline of Carringtons seems to have migrated into NY State in the late1700s or early 1800s. Some of them settled near Hartford in WashingtonCounty, NY, just over the boundary from Vermont. Some later moved intocentral NY State (e.g. Steuben County).
His son, Mark, was born July 11, 1815, in the village of Geneseo,Genesee Co., N.Y. That is northwest of Steuben County, so I don't knowif there would be a relationship to Steuben County or not. At this time,of course, he was married, so he may have left his family somewhere else,and was establishing his own home, or living with his wife's family.

Thank you for writing to me, and hope that if you find a lost Joel, orlost first wife, that you will let me know.

My best to you,
Cornelia Holmes in North Carolina

1. Joel Carrington: b. 1768 in CT, m. Nancy Bullock
(son of Aaron 1746-1805)

Did this Joel have children? Were any named Joel?
I have record of only one child: Eli Carrington b. 18 Oct. 1807 inWashington Co., NY; m. Mary Dickey 14 April 1832 in Allegany Co., NY; d.25 Oct. 1876 in Waupun, Dodge Co., WI. Eli and Mary had a child Matildab. 20 Feb. 1834.

Record of the Bartholomew Family , Page 266
Dec., 1843; res. Burton, O. 233 Joel Carrington7 (Jedidiah6, John5,Abraham
Data Introduction

These are the references to the Carringtons in Shingle Shavers and BerryPickers by Oliver Raymond:

p 5
"The first man to bring his family into what is now Sanilac County wasJoel Carrington who came here in 1834 and built a home a mile or twonorth of Burtch."

p 8
"A post office was established at Lexington on January 20, 1846, withMark Carrington as postmaster. He was a son of Joel Carrington, the firstpermanent settler in the county"

p 47
Mark Carrington also appears on the ledger of Uri Raymond's store in 1861.

Also the following are references in the Sanilac County'ssesquicentennial book Sanilac County History -- 1834-1984

p 71
"Joel Carrington laid the foundation for the lumber industry in 1834.Many years before a log was cut farther north he had cut thousands of oakplanks by the whip-saw method for the growing boat industry.

p 254
"On July 15, 1860 Charles Richerman purchased 40 acres of land insection 21, Town 11 North, Range 16 East, in Sanilac Township from JohnL. Woods and his wife, Emily A. Woods, and Mark Carrington and his wife,Rhoda Ann Carrington of Lexington, for $160.00."

Nancy Bartlett was born on 20 Aug 1814 in Brookfield, MA. She died on 25 Aug 1907 in Cedar Fall, IA. She married Joel Carrington in 1854.

Lived in Garden city, Ill.
Letter in the collection of Mike Carrington descendant of Joel and Nancy (Bartlett) Boomer Carrington. Emailed to me on 5/22/05 from CARRINGTONPAPA@AOL.COM
Cambridgeport, Mass., Feb 26 1902

Mr. Walter Carrington
Cedar Falls
Iowa
Dear Sir
I am trying to trace out and get the names of all the descendants of Joseph Bartlett, a Puritan of distinction, who arrived in this country in 1650, and who was one of the early settlers of Cambridge and Newton, Mass. You are a direct descendant from him as follows: Joseph Bartlett, born in 1634, died in 1701, married Mary Wayt at Cambridge, October 27, 1668, and they were blessed with a family of six children, four of which were born at Cambridge and two at Newton, to which place they removed in 1678.

John the 6th child of Joseph and Mary Wayt-Bartlett born at Newton Mass. In 1679 married Patience Cady in 1706 and they had 10 children.
Nathaniel the 5th child of John and Patience Cady-Bartlett born at Newton Mass. March 7th 1713 married Sarah Thompson of Brookfield at Brookfield March 12th 1733 and she died Oct 28th 1749 he married Second Wife Mrs. Dorothy Harwood July 5th 1750 and they had 13 children Seven by first marriage and six by second. Eli the (9) child of Nathaniel and the 2nd by 2nd marriage born at Brookfield Nov 18 1753 married Mary Hill of Brookfield Nov 25th 1773 and they had Eleven children of which your Grandfather Bartlett was the Eldest born at Brookfield April 6th 1775 and married Nabby Hamilton May 11th 1800 and they had Six children of which your Mother was the youngest born at Brookfield Aug 20th 1815 and married William Boomer for her first husband and your Father Mr. Carrington for her Second husband

With this slight description of the family I take the liberty to write you and enquire if you will give me what information you can of your family, and refer me to others who may be able to help me make my records complete.
With this I enclose a list of what information I would like. And if you will kindly fill out and return the same to me it will be most thankfully received.
Hoping I may be favored with an early reply, I remain,
Yours truly,
Edward E Bartlett
YOUNGEST OF SIX - Moved to New York city when she was 3. Lived in Chicago Illinois

They had the following children:

  M i Walter Scott Carrington

Jeremiah Henry Rowe [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 26 Apr 1827 in E Greenbush, NY. He was christened on 20 May 1827 in E. Greenbush, Rensselaer, NY. He died in 1907 in E Greenbush, NY. He was buried in East Greenbush Refomed Church, E Greenbush, NY. Jeremiah resided 3 in 1900 in Cohoes, Albany, New York.

I'm not so sure about the 1900 census record. Might not be him.

Lady Draco on Ancestry.com says Jeremiah H Rowe died in 1907. She does not give sources.

He had the following children:

  F i Iola Belle Rowe

Zachariah Abraham Rowe [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 12 May 1829 in E Greenbush, NY. He was christened on 13 Jun 1829 in E. Greenbush, Rensselaer, NY. He died on 12 Nov 1919 in E Greenbush, NY. He married Margarett A Huested in 1857. Zachariah resided 5 in 1850 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York. He resided 6 in 1870 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York. He resided 7 in 1880 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York, United States. He resided 8 in 1900 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York.

Did not have any children.

Margarett A Huested 1 was born 2 in Nov 1824 in New York. She died on 10 Jun 1904. She married Zachariah Abraham Rowe in 1857. Margarett resided 3 in 1900 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York.


John Link Rowe [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 4 Dec 1831 in E Greenbush, NY. He was christened on 5 Feb 1832. He died in 1925 in E Greenbush, NY. He married Cordelia Ann Bink. John resided 5 in 1850 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York. He resided 6 in 1870 in Chatham, Columbia, New York. He resided 7 in 1880 in Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, United States. He resided 8 in 1900 in Nassau, Rensselaer, New York.

Nassau-Schodack Cemetery at Nassau, Rensselaer County, N.Y. lists:
John L Rowe 1831-1925
Cordelia A Bink, his wife 1839-1920
Carrie M Rowe 1865-1935
Libbie S 1866-
Schuyler A 1868-

Cordelia Ann Bink 1, 2 was born 3 in Sep 1839 in New York. She died in 1920. She married John Link Rowe. Cordelia resided 4 in 1900 in Nassau, Rensselaer, New York. She resided 5 in 1880 in Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

They had the following children:

  F i Lydia Rowe 1 was born 2 in 1863 in Nassau, Rensselaer, NY. Lydia resided 3 in 1880 in Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

Miles M. Carrington [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6, 7 on 16 Mar 1822 in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. He died in May 1897 in Wisconsin. He married 8 Harriet Butler on 22 Jul 1856 in Lee, IL. They were married on 4 Jul 1856 in Ambey, IL. Miles was employed as in Cooper. He resided 9 in 1860 in Gibraltar, Door, Wisconsin. He resided 10 in 1870 in Baileys Harbor, Door, Wisconsin. He resided 11 in 1880 in Baileys Harbor, Door, Wisconsin, United States.

Harriet Butler 1, 2 was born in 1832 in NY. She died on 27 Mar 1897 in Bailey's Harbor, Door Co., WI. She married 3 Miles M. Carrington on 22 Jul 1856 in Lee, IL. They were married on 4 Jul 1856 in Ambey, IL. Harriet was born 4 in 1824 in New York. She resided 5 in 1880 in Baileys Harbor, Door, Wisconsin, United States.

Harriet and Rhoda Ann Butler were sisters. Their husbands, Miles and Mark, were half brothers.

They had the following children:

  M i Ernest A. Carrington
  F ii Viola Carrington
  M iii Eugene W Carrington
  M iv Earl Carrington was born in 1873 in Bailey's Harbor, WI.
  M v Joel Joseph Carrington

Ernest A. Carrington [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 8 Jan 1859 in Door, Wisconsin. He died before 1920 in Manistique, Schoolcraft, MI. He married Mary Jacobs on 2 Mar 1885 in Door, WI. Ernest was born 5 in 1858 in Illinois. He was born 6 in 1859 in Illinois. He resided 7, 8 in 1880 in Baileys Harbor, Door, Wisconsin, United States. He resided 9 in 1870 in Baileys Harbor, Door, Wisconsin. He resided 10 in 1910 in Manistique Ward 3, Schoolcraft, Michigan.

Mary Jacobs 1 was born 2, 3 in 1858 in Wisconsin. She died after 1930. She married Ernest A. Carrington on 2 Mar 1885 in Door, WI. Mary resided 4, 5 in 1910 in Manistique Ward 3, Schoolcraft, Michigan. She resided 6 in 1920 in Manistique Ward 3, Schoolcraft, Michigan. She resided 7 in 1930 in Manistique, Schoolcraft, Michigan.

They had the following children:

  F i Effie M S Carrington 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 in 1886 in Wisconsin. Effie was born 6 in 1885. She resided 7, 8 in 1910 in Manistique Ward 3, Schoolcraft, Michigan. She resided 9 in 1920 in Manistique Ward 3, Schoolcraft, Michigan. She resided 10 in 1930 in Manistique, Schoolcraft, Michigan.
  M ii Edgar L Carrington

Edwardo Juarez

Donna Johanek [Parents]

They had the following children:

  M i Alexander Juarez

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